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Strictly Boaters: A call to the dedicated

Forget the frills, the boat show for boaters is back at South Jersey Marina.

Strictly Boaters, now in its seventh year, is an in-water and on-land show that caters to boaters who have a passion for their pastime.

The show was started by South Jersey on the philosophy of “we can hang together, or hang alone,” when it invited other dealers to join them in an attempt to sell some boats when the market was in the doldrums.

The show was an immediate success and now that economic conditions have improved, the event has grown even bigger.

Mark Allen, the manager of the show, has called the event “the unboat show,” as it is not designed to drive attendees to the gate, but rather to sell boats to people who know what they want.

The show runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m May 1, 2 and 3 at South Jersey Marina, 1232 Route 109, Cape May. Admission to the show is free with a Sea Tow membership, safe boating certificate and with passes from participating dealers.

“The boat selling business is good. The weather is going to cooperate and we’ve got some new dealers coming in with great boats,” he said.

Among them will be Valhalla Boat Sales, based at the Viking Yachting Center. Valhalla will be bringing several 2015 Contenders.

Annapolis Yacht Sales will also be making its first appearance at the show, bringing Benetau Yachts. Another newcomer, Babylon Boat and Yacht Sales from Long Island, will be offering a 40-foot Topaz and other brokerage boats.

Allen also said a lot of dealers who have displayed in the past will be returning.

Marine Max, one of the nation’s largest marine retailers, will be on hand with Sailfish and Scout.

McKee Yacht Sales out of Wildwood is back with its line of Cape Horns, plus a new inflatable, the AB 9VS. “These are very hot right now,” said Allen.

Glen Winter Sailing Center will once again display it’s line of beautiful Ranger Tugs, 21- and 27-foot models, and Cutwater Boats.

Not to be left out, South Jersey is also bringing a few beauties of its own to the show, including a 2015 52-foot Viking Convertible. The boat is powered by a pair of 1,400 hp MAN engines and has a price tag of around $2 million.

Drew Santoro, sales manager at South Jersey’s Point Pleasant location said the Viking will be “the queen of the show.”

In addition to the Viking 52, they will be displaying a 26-foot Jupiter with twin 200 Yamahas and a 34-foot Jupiter with triple 300 Yamaha outboards.

“We’re looking forward to a good active show for us,” Santoro said. “The boat business is on fire and people are spending money on all levels, on all kinds of boats. People are ready to get back to their hobby”

There will be 49 boats displayed in the water and 12 on land. All of the in-water boats are available for sea trials at the dealers’ discretion.

While the emphasis is on boats, Allen did say there will be a number of demonstrations and other marine products available, including electronics, financing and maintenance.

On Saturday, Sea Hex will be demonstrating its ocean-going drone. The drone, which debuted in Palm Beach, is used mainly for photography, but Allen said offshore fishermen are using it as an eye-in-the-sky to monitor baits trolled behind a boat.

“They can watch the fish take the bait and track the action,” Allen said.

Also on Saturday, Keep the Beat, will demonstrate for boaters its line of emergency defibrillators for on-water use. The company was started by a couple who were firefighters and saw the need for an easy-to-use device to help boaters at sea.

“Just think of the demographic of the offshore angler,” said Allen. They’re typically male, about 50, and maybe a bit overweight.” Keep the Beat, he said, addresses that possible emergency.

There will also be a demonstration of the Seakeeper #5 gyro stabilizer suitable for boats under 50 feet.

And Allen reminds those coming to the show, why not make a weekend of it in beautiful Cape May. The city offers fine dining, shopping and plenty of other activities. He suggests checking out the boats, spending the night to think it over, then coming back the next day to make the deal.

John Oswald: joswald@gannettnj.com

Annapolis Yacht Sales

www.annapolisyachtsales.com

Displaying Benetau

Babylon Boat and Yacht Sales

www.yachtworld.com/babylonyachts.com

Will be displaying 2006 40-foot Topaz

Back Harbor Boat Sales

www.spiritcapemay.com

Displaying brokerage boats

Cape Harbor Marine Services

4 Diamond Road

Rio Grande, NJ 08242

609-889-0911

www.capeharbormarine.com

Will be displaying Mercury marine engines and Key West Skiffs starting at 18′

Costa Marine

609-965-1538

www.costamarinecanvas.com

Marine enclosures and furniture

EZ Dock MidAtlantic

609-486-5193

www.ezdockusa.com

Displaying Floating Dock systems and boat lifts

Furuno USA (Offshore Electronics)

410-479-4420 (Ed Davis)

www.furunousa.com

Displaying Marine Electronics

Glenn Winter Sailing Center

www.wintersailing.com

Displaying 21 and 27-foot Ranger Tugs, 27-foot Cutwater and Catalina 14.2 sailboat

Henriques

www.henriquesyachts.com

Displaying 50-foot Flybridge

www.islandgirlchartersnj.com

Promoting fishing charters and seminars

Marine Max of Somers Point

www.marinemax.com

Displaying 275 Sailfish, 275 Scout

McKee Yacht Sales

www.mckeeyachtsales.com

Displaying 31 Cape Horn, 24 Cape Horn, AB Inflatable 9vs

Pier 47 Marine and Boat Sales

www.pier47.com

Dealer for World Cats, Carolina Cat, Glacier Bay, Livingston Cats, Nauticstar, offshore and Deckboats, Carolina skiffs, and Yamaha jetboats.

Sabre Yachts

www.sabreyachts.com

Displaying 42-foot Sabre

South Jersey Yacht Sales

www.southjerseyyachtsales.com

Displaying 64 Makaira (Ocean Yachts) 52 Viking Convertible, 36 Yellowfin CC, 34 Jupiter FS, 26 Jupiter FS

View South Jersey Yacht Sales Pics

Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle

Displaying kayaks, fishing kayaks and other paddle craft

Stone Harbor Yacht Sales

www.stoneharboryachts.com

Displaying: Sportsman 212, 231, 251; Everglades 255, 275, 295, 355 and a 325 with Sureshade installed; Crownline Super Sport 19, 235, 255, 285.

Waterfront Marine

www.waterfrontmarine.com

Displaying Robalo


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Strictly Boaters Boat Show

Forget the frills, the boat show for boaters is back at South Jersey Marina.

Strictly Boaters, now in its seventh year, is an in-water and on-land show that caters to boaters who have a passion for their pastime.

The show was started by South Jersey on the philosophy of “we can hang together, or hang alone,” when it invited other dealers to join them in an attempt to sell some boats when the market was in the doldrums.

The show was an immediate success and now that economic conditions have improved, the event has grown even bigger.

Mark Allen, the manager of the show, has called the event “the unboat show,” as it is not designed to drive attendees to the gate, but rather to sell boats to people who know what they want.

The show runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m May 1, 2 and 3 at South Jersey Marina, 1232 Route 109, Cape May. Admission to the show is free with a Sea Tow membership, safe boating certificate and with passes from participating dealers.

“The boat selling business is good. The weather is going to cooperate and we’ve got some new dealers coming in with great boats,” he said.

Among them will be Valhalla Boat Sales, based at the Viking Yachting Center. Valhalla will be bringing several 2015 Contenders.

Annapolis Yacht Sales will also be making its first appearance at the show, bringing Benetau Yachts. Another newcomer, Babylon Boat and Yacht Sales from Long Island, will be offering a 40-foot Topaz and other brokerage boats.

Allen also said a lot of dealers who have displayed in the past will be returning.

Marine Max, one of the nation’s largest marine retailers, will be on hand with Sailfish and Scout.

McKee Yacht Sales out of Wildwood is back with its line of Cape Horns, plus a new inflatable, the AB 9VS. “These are very hot right now,” said Allen.

Glen Winter Sailing Center will once again display it’s line of beautiful Ranger Tugs, 21- and 27-foot models, and Cutwater Boats.

Not to be left out, South Jersey is also bringing a few beauties of its own to the show, including a 2015 52-foot Viking Convertible. The boat is powered by a pair of 1,400 hp MAN engines and has a price tag of around $2 million.

Drew Santoro, sales manager at South Jersey’s Point Pleasant location said the Viking will be “the queen of the show.”

In addition to the Viking 52, they will be displaying a 26-foot Jupiter with twin 200 Yamahas and a 34-foot Jupiter with triple 300 Yamaha outboards.

“We’re looking forward to a good active show for us,” Santoro said. “The boat business is on fire and people are spending money on all levels, on all kinds of boats. People are ready to get back to their hobby”

There will be 49 boats displayed in the water and 12 on land. All of the in-water boats are available for sea trials at the dealers’ discretion.

While the emphasis is on boats, Allen did say there will be a number of demonstrations and other marine products available, including electronics, financing and maintenance.

On Saturday, Sea Hex will be demonstrating its ocean-going drone. The drone, which debuted in Palm Beach, is used mainly for photography, but Allen said offshore fishermen are using it as an eye-in-the-sky to monitor baits trolled behind a boat.

“They can watch the fish take the bait and track the action,” Allen said.

Also on Saturday, Keep the Beat, will demonstrate for boaters its line of emergency defibrillators for on-water use. The company was started by a couple who were firefighters and saw the need for an easy-to-use device to help boaters at sea.

“Just think of the demographic of the offshore angler,” said Allen. They’re typically male, about 50, and maybe a bit overweight.” Keep the Beat, he said, addresses that possible emergency.

There will also be a demonstration of the Seakeeper #5 gyro stabilizer suitable for boats under 50 feet.

And Allen reminds those coming to the show, why not make a weekend of it in beautiful Cape May. The city offers fine dining, shopping and plenty of other activities. He suggests checking out the boats, spending the night to think it over, then coming back the next day to make the deal.

John Oswald: joswald@gannettnj.com

Annapolis Yacht Sales

www.annapolisyachtsales.com

Displaying Benetau

Babylon Boat and Yacht Sales

www.yachtworld.com/babylonyachts.com

Will be displaying 2006 40-foot Topaz

Back Harbor Boat Sales

www.spiritcapemay.com

Displaying brokerage boats

Cape Harbor Marine Services

4 Diamond Road

Rio Grande, NJ 08242

609-889-0911

www.capeharbormarine.com

Will be displaying Mercury marine engines and Key West Skiffs starting at 18′

Costa Marine

609-965-1538

www.costamarinecanvas.com

Marine enclosures and furniture

EZ Dock MidAtlantic

609-486-5193

www.ezdockusa.com

Displaying Floating Dock systems and boat lifts

Furuno USA (Offshore Electronics)

410-479-4420 (Ed Davis)

www.furunousa.com

Displaying Marine Electronics

Glenn Winter Sailing Center

www.wintersailing.com

Displaying 21 and 27-foot Ranger Tugs, 27-foot Cutwater and Catalina 14.2 sailboat

Henriques

www.henriquesyachts.com

Displaying 50-foot Flybridge

www.islandgirlchartersnj.com

Promoting fishing charters and seminars

Marine Max of Somers Point

www.marinemax.com

Displaying 275 Sailfish, 275 Scout

McKee Yacht Sales

www.mckeeyachtsales.com

Displaying 31 Cape Horn, 24 Cape Horn, AB Inflatable 9vs

Pier 47 Marine and Boat Sales

www.pier47.com

Dealer for World Cats, Carolina Cat, Glacier Bay, Livingston Cats, Nauticstar, offshore and Deckboats, Carolina skiffs, and Yamaha jetboats.

Sabre Yachts

www.sabreyachts.com

Displaying 42-foot Sabre

South Jersey Yacht Sales

www.southjerseyyachtsales.com

Displaying 64 Makaira (Ocean Yachts) 52 Viking Convertible, 36 Yellowfin CC, 34 Jupiter FS, 26 Jupiter FS

View South Jersey Yacht Sales Pics

Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle

Displaying kayaks, fishing kayaks and other paddle craft

Stone Harbor Yacht Sales

www.stoneharboryachts.com

Displaying: Sportsman 212, 231, 251; Everglades 255, 275, 295, 355 and a 325 with Sureshade installed; Crownline Super Sport 19, 235, 255, 285.

Waterfront Marine

www.waterfrontmarine.com

Displaying Robalo


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